ALMA Winter School

ALMA Winter School in Prague, 28 – 29 February 2012

ALMA, the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array is a revolutionary instrument currently under construction located on the Chajnantor plain of the Chilean Andas, 5000 m above sea level. It will consist of 66 antennas, operated in interferometric mode, to explore the millimeter and submillimeter window with unprecedent sensitivity and angular resolution.

ALMA is an international collaboration between East Asia, Europe and North America. Astronomers of the different participating countries will interact with ALMA via ALMA Regional Centres (ARC). In Europe, a main Regional Centre is located in Garching, Germany, and several ARC nodes are spread over the continent.

The ALMA Winter School will take place in the Astronomical Institute of the Academy of Sciences, Prague 4 – Sporilov, on 28 – 29 February 2012.

The purpose of ALMA Winter School is to prepare the European astronomical community for ALMA Early Science operations.

Please take your laptops with running Linux or Mac OS on the ALMA Winter School. Such kind of systems are required by the software that we will be using during the School. Organizers do not provide computers!

The participants of the ALMA Winter School, Prague 2012 (photo: P. Suchan).